Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough Set Lets Kids Bake Up Holiday Fun

by 11/21/14   filed under: green holiday ideas for kids, green toys

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Just in time for the holiday season, one of our favorite Etsy haunts, Apple n Amos, is offering up the sweetest playdough set ever. Their Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough set is the perfect way to keep little ones busy while you get some real holiday baking done. The set comes with one jar of velvety soft gingerbread scented playdough made with all natural ingredients, one wooden milk container, and four little wooden gingerbread men cookies, all meant to inspire your child to bake up imaginative holiday creations. Add your own rolling pin and extra cookie cutters if you’d like for even more fun. This toy set is made with all natural wood sealed with homemade beeswax wood polish and comes packed in an Apple n Amos signature muslin bag for easy clean up, storage and portability.

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+ Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough Set $18.00

+ Apple n Amos

 

Republic Bike Launches Limited Edition Mini-Cargo Bikes for Kids

by 11/21/14   filed under: eco play, green family, green gifts

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Republic Bike, the company responsible for the fleet of bikes being ridden around the legendary Google campus, is launching a line of cargo bikes for kids, and all we can say is, “We want one!” And we don’t just mean for our kids. Designed to look like the practical and popular three-wheeled bicycles seen around Europe, the bike features a sizable wooden crate in front. Perfect for carrying books or sports equipment (or for, ahem, helping out Mom and Dad with all the fresh loot scored at the farmer’s market), the cargo crate would also be great for kids toting gear to the pool or beach when warm weather eventually resurfaces. We love the extra support the structure gives as well as its cool old-school-meets new style. Available in putty, orange, magenta, and sour apple, and navy blue, the limited edition bikes are built to order and can even be personalized with a name engraving.

+ Inverted Tricycle Kids’ Cargo Bikes $349.00 and up

+ Republic Bike

 

HOW TO: Make No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Vegan Pecan Pie Bars for a Sweet Holiday Treat

by 11/21/14   filed under: food, healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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New "Average" Barbie Comes with Scars, Stretch Marks, Acne and Cellulite Sticker Accessories

by 11/20/14   filed under: green toys

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Charming Pixy Advent Room and Doll Helps Kids Count Down the Days Until Christmas

by 11/20/14   filed under: green holiday ideas for kids, green toys

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If you’re looking for a charming and ultra fun way to help your child countdown the days until Christmas than this festive Maileg Pixy Advent room is perfect. The tiny bedroom, made of solid wood, is where the little holiday pixy sleeps on a pile of soft mattresses during the day. Then at night, during each day of December, he sneaks out to jot down the new day’s date on the chalkboard closet door. If your child is super lucky, maybe the little pixy doll even hides a sweet little advent gift in the closet, then he sneaks back to bed like he was never there.

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Wishbone Bike Made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Carpet Grows with Kids from Age 18 Months to 6 Years!

by 11/20/14   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green family, green gifts, green kids

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When coming up with materials to upcycle into new kids’ bikes, old carpets would definitely not be the go-to source in our minds. But Wishbone Design Studio has found an ingenious way to take 100% post-consumer residential recycled carpets, remove the backing, shred the carpet, add strengthening glass fiber, and make them into resin pellets, which can then be molded into a bike frame. The process sounds a little crazy to us, but here’s what you need to know: the end result is an eco-friendly bike that is also super-adjustable and can accommodate kids from age 18 months up to age six!

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The Reversible Rowhouse is a Two-in-One Dollhouse That Flips to Change the Entire Layout!

by 11/19/14   filed under: eco play, green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, green toys

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From 3 Star Studio, the clever designers who brought us the awesome ARC Dollhouse, comes a brand new dollhouse that offers double the fun. The REVERSIBLE ROWHOUSE is a 1:12 scale dollhouse, designed for play, display and constant fun, and it’s the world’s first-ever reversible dollhouse. As two dollhouses in one, your child can play and decorate the house on one side, then flip the entire house over to reveal a different layout. The floors and ceilings can be painted different colors, and once you flip the house it will change the entire look and feel. Awesome extra features of this modern dollhouse include sunken and raised areas on the floors and roofs, plenty of play space to fill with furniture and dolls, plus easy assembly. This dollhouse is laser cut in the USA from sustainable Baltic birch plywood and makes the perfect eco-friendly gift for any child or adult dollhouse enthusiast.

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+ The REVERSIBLE ROWHOUSE $200.00

+ 3 Star Studio

 

HOW TO: Make an Adorable Thanksgiving Turkey from Fruits & Vegetables

by 11/19/14   filed under: how-to, recipe, vegetarian

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Wildlife Aid Foundation Launches Campaign to Save Harry the Hedgehog from Extinction

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Petit Collage's Pop-Out Winter Wonderland Set Brings a Kid-Friendly Twist to Holiday Decorating

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Injection Given to New Moms to Speed Up the Delivery of the Placenta May Cause Breastfeeding Problems

Injection Given to New Moms to Speed Up the Delivery of the Placenta May Cause Breastfeeding Problems

New findings, published in the scientific journal, Breastfeeding Medicine show that new mothers who receive the drug ergotmetrine are more likely to experience pain or problems while…

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HOW TO: Make a Homemade and Effective Natural Cough Syrup

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The EGAO Rocker is a Kid-Powered Rocking Toy and Seat Destined for Smiles

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ZURI is a DIY, Programmable Robot That Kids Can Build with Cardboard

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Mom Launches (R)evolution Cookies to Provide Future Employment for Her Daughter & Others with Developmental Disabilities

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Mighty Tree Top Adds a Fun Spin to Christmas Morning

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EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

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14 Dreamy Kids' Rooms That Have Us Yearning for Childhood

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